Schuylkill Shuttle – Riverfront Park, Pottstown

Thanks, Danielle, for the picture!

We are excited to announce our new shuttle and rental service at Riverfront Park in Pottstown. Come out and enjoy the Schuylkill River Trail. All experience levels can participate and beginners are more than welcome.

Option 1: Ganshahawny Park in Douglassville to Riverfront Park in Pottstown (about 4.5 miles)

Option 2: Union Township Recreation Area to Riverfront Park (about 8 Miles).

Option 3: Riverfront Park to Linfield County Preserve (about 8 miles)

Bring your own boat or rent ours for a day of fun. We shuttle you and your boat or our rental boat to the starting point and meet you at the take-out.

Pedal and Paddle:  for those who want more exercise, meet us on the trail by bicycle at the start OR the end and we will have your bike there for you when you get out of the water to ride back to your starting point.  If you don’t have your own bike there are usually some bikes available through the Pottstown Bike Share program.


Rates for Rentals & Shuttles:

The cost of a shuttle, kayak rental, PFD & paddle is
Ganshahawny w/ shuttle, kayak rental, PFD & paddle – $40 (usually takes 1 1/2 – 2 hours depending on how fast you paddle)
Union Township Recreation Area w/ shuttle, kayak rental, PFD & paddle) – $50 (usually takes 3 – 4 hours depending on how fast you paddle).
If you are a beginner and want a 20 minute intro lesson we offer that for an extra $10 (full lessons are available upon request)
If you want to get a little more of a workout in you can bring your bikes and ride the Schuylkill River Trail to the put in location.  We will meet you with the kayaks and bring your bikes back and they will be waiting for you when you are done your paddle.  That price is $55pp & $70pp.
If you own your own kayak we will shuttle you and your boat – $20/$25
Call for group discounts or if you want a custom trip.
To make a reservation:

Times and dates are flexible.  To set-up your Schuylkill Shuttle, call Take it Outdoors Adventures at 610-656-3969, or email

For guided trips, camping trips, and other events check out our Meet Up page:

Google Map Directions (click on the park name):

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What are people saying?

“Met Take It Outdoors today at Riverfront Park in Pottstown. Sounds like a great service for kayakers and cyclists, as they provide shuttle services, kayak rentals, and best yet, they are a local business to support!” ~Danielle D’Aries

 Really great people. ” — Ernie

This is a great outfitter to work with, and I highly recommend him and his team! – Suzanne Muench

Check out the recent press about this new service: